AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTANCY ACADEMIC Barry Cooper has been elected president of ACCA.
Cooper is head of the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Deakin University, Melbourne. He is the second ACCA president from outside the UK and Ireland, after Sam Wong’s term in 2003 where he was based in Hong Kong.
Cooper previously served as head of the accounting schools at the Hong Kong Polytechnic and RMIT University, Melbourne, and played a key role in establishing the ACCA qualification in China.
Cooper said: “I am honoured and delighted to have been elected as ACCA president. I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that ACCA continues to work closely with employers, and that we meet their needs in an increasingly global economy.
“I also look forward to meeting with as many members and students as possible, to ensure that we continue to prioritise the issues which are important to them, and to represent those views at a global level.”
Cooper moved to Deakin University in 2007, where he teaches and researches in the areas of auditing, professional ethics, corporate governance and accounting education. In his spare time, Barry is an organic olive oil grower and processor.
Management consultant Martin Turner is appointed deputy president. Turner, who has been chairman and chief executive of Hywel Dda Health Board and chief executive of the Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, has been a council member since 2004, and currently chairs ACCA’s remuneration committee.
Vice president for 2012/13 is Anthony Harbinson, who is director of justice delivery at the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland.
Engineering and technology executives have voiced concerns over the government’s industrial strategy and the need to fill the R&D funding and long-term investment gap in a post-Brexit Britain
This year’s Finance Act is 649 pages, the second longest recorded, and highlights the increasing complexity for taxpayers of an ever expanding tax code
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the CIPFA have launched an introductory guide for leaders on integrated thinking and reporting
Accountancy Age is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the 2016 British Accountancy Awards